from the World-Watch dept.
According to a press release (6 December 2001), the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has agreed to explore ways to collaborate on nanotechnology research with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada and the University of Alberta.
Following a Canadian trade mission to Dallas on 28 November headed by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, UTD and Canadian officials signed a letter of intent to foster the exchange of scientific and technical knowledge about nanotechnology, identify opportunities for collaborative research and technology transfer and develop scientific and technical capabilities in nanotechnology applications in energy, computers and life sciences.
The University of Alberta was chosen in August 2001 as the host for the NRC National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), news of which was noted here on 27 August and 15 November 2001.
The agreement is similar to one reached last month between UTD and Jilin University in China, which also emphasized cooperative research and other academic efforts in the field of nanotechnology.